The head of the Center for Civil Liberties, Oleksandra Matviichuk, whose organization jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, has called for an international tribunal to bring Russian President Vladimir Putin, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and “other war criminals to justice.”
In a Facebook post on Friday, Matviichuk said she was glad that the center had received the prize, along with the human rights group Memorial and jailed Belarusian advocate Ales Bialiatski.
She called for Russia to be removed from the United Nations Security Council for what she called “systemic breaches of the UN Charter.”
“UN and the member countries should resolve the problem of the ‘gaps in responsibility’ and provide a chance for justice to hundreds of thousands of war crimes victims. Without this a steady peace in our region is impossible,” Matviichuk wrote.
She continued to say that her 20 years of experience in fighting for civil liberties and human rights “undoubtedly shows that everyday people have much more influence than they think.”
“Mass mobilization of everyday people in different countries of the world and their common voice can change world's history quicker than the UN intervention,” she added.